Cernovich and Wilfred Reilly team up for a totally TONE-DEAF abortion discussion
Adam Kinzinger concerned about the rise of Christian fascism in Texas
Richmond Democrat bringing box of 'dynamite' to Andy Ngo's speaking event
POLITICO: Menswear expert says Fetterman's hoodie isn't as bad as election denialism
Antifa attacks a father protesting gender ideology in schools
Right on Cue: WaPo fluffs for frumpy Fetterman
Here's another 'fun little item' by the reporter who did the Dave Portnoy...
Neil deGrasse Tyson makes mind-numbingly stupid case for men in women's sports (watch)
GoFundMe campaign launched to make Dove's 'Fat Liberation' ambassador feel 'safe'
Washington Post is very concerned about misinformation, but it's as one-sided as you...
Ummm WUT? Wildlife TV Presenter says it may be time to break the...
American Library Association president thinks libraries need to be a site of socialist...
Get the popcorn: Libs are attacking lib Ken Burns because of an old...
NBC News: Russell Brand 'attacks' the British government
Cenk Uygur pulls out the long knives and a whetstone for Joe Biden

Oh, boy: Stephen Colbert helps Twitter-insecure Bill Clinton open @PrezBillyJeff account [video]

Bill Clinton’s handlers have kept him on short social media leash … until now.


This won’t end well.

On Saturday, Stephen Colbert interviewed the former president at a Clinton Global Initiative meeting. In the segment that aired Monday night, Colbert convinced Clinton to take the Twitter plunge. He dictated his first tweet to Colbert:

While the tweet was authored by Clinton, we’re guessing he didn’t write his Twitter bio, which includes the sentence, “Stephen Colbert is my BFF.”


Clinton was hesitant at first, telling Colbert he was a little “insecure” about the whole Twitter thing.

“President Clinton was taken. William Jefferson Clinton was taken. But PrezBillyJeff was available,” said Colbert. Here’s the exchange that followed:

“Would you like to break into the 21st century right now, and send your first tweet?” Colbert asked, sitting ready with a smart phone in hand. The audience erupted in cheers and applause.

A surprised, though slightly amused, Clinton reluctantly agreed to the pitch.

“You’ll type it?” Clinton asked.

“I’ll type it,” Colbert said. “140 characters or less.”


The unverified Twitter account currently has over 35,000 followers and just one tweet.

Three tweets sent last night and this morning have since been deleted.


Yep, totally #notColbertpretendingtobeme.

Helpful suggestion for Clinton’s staff: If Colbert’s stunt awakened Bubba’s Twitter appetite, do not tell him about direct messages.


When Stephen Colbert says “jump,” Bill Clinton asks, “How high?”

Here’s how Margaret Thatcher responded when an interviewer asked her to jump.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with video of Colbert introducing Clinton to Twitter.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Twitchy Videos